Mei-avond, a dutch tradition

Meiavondviering (May evening) takes place every year at the end of April in Hasselt, Belgium. Hasselt has been following this tradition from mid-16th century. A large doll, made from birch tree is burnt. This doll represents winter, which means metaphorically ‘burning the winter and welcoming spring’.

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Author: Namitha

Namitha is an Indian expat living in Belgium. She is a biotechnology freelance writer and dance instrutor. She also enjoys writing fiction short stories, poems and other guest blogs. Strongly feels writing is a best way to express your thoughts.